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  • 51 Division New Gymnasium Established

    The new gymnasium, established in the recently-opened 51 Division Headquarters building was opened to all ranks by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Security Force Commander - Jaffna on Saturday (16). As the first-ever permanently established Army camp in the Jaffna peninsula, 51 Division has earned a name for itself as the ‘Exemplary.....
  • Commander's Surprise Visit to 'Abimansala 2' in Ruhunupura Inspires Dependant Inmates

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army in less than six months of its opening, paid a visit to the ‘Abimansala 2’ (Wellness Resort) at Wilpitawatta, Kamburupitiya Saturday (26) morning with the objective of receiving a first-hand account on the conduct of its day-to-day affairs, related to some 52 disable southern War Heroes, resident there. The Commander’s surprise visit to the Wellness Resort which is one of the Commander’s most fondly-treasured welfare projects.....
  • New IT Centre Established in 'Harmony Centre'

    A full-fledged IT centre with 12 computers, donated by IDM Company, was established at ‘Harmony Centre’ at Kilinochchi with the intention of improving IT knowledge of students in Kilinochchi during a ceremony on Tuesday (27). Hon Namal Rajapaksa (MP) as the Chief Guest for the opening of this IT centre took part in......
  • Army Commander Reviews 'Ranaviru Parade' Rehearsals at Matara

    In order to inspect and review the rehearsals of the forthcoming ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade’ at Matara, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army together with a few senior officers including Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Adjutant General made a trip down to the venue Friday (15) afternoon.
  • Defence Secretary Commends Army.lk & defence.lk Roles -“ Sunday Island

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that an influential section of print and electronic media which worked overtime against the ruling SLFP-led coalition as it battled the LTTE during the past three years, had now switched sides. "They are playing a different tune now," he said, accusing them of being a critical element of the overall strategy directed against the state. Nothing could be as ridiculous as what they say now if one bothered to check their background, he said. In an interview with The Sunday Island, the veteran soldier said that they had no option now but to play ball with the government following the defeat of the LTTE. They wouldn’t have quit what he called the LTTE’s macabre cause, had LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his chief lieutenants survived the armed forces onslaught, he said.

  • Commander Ends His Bangladesh Visit With A Sojourn At Bangladesh Peace Support Training Institute

    Sri Lanka Army delegation now in Bangladesh, headed by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Sunday (15) as the final segment of their five-day tour in that country, was conducted to have a closer look at the workings of Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT), the replica of the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) in Kukuleganga.
  • East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles

    All possible assistance by way of multifaceted community projects, intent on  bettering living conditions of the people in the East is being facilitated by the troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-East on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E).

  • New Year Celebrations at SFHQ - Wanni

    SECURITY Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on a grand scale giving priority for traditional sports events under the patronage of the Wanni Security Forces Commander and Competent Authority for IDP Welfare Major General Kamal Gunarathne. The occasion was also attended by senior Army officers serving in the region adding more ecstasy and strength to their fellow-men.

  • Central Troops Expand Social Service Activities

    Troops serving at the 112 Brigade engaged in another admirable task to enhance the harmony and Cooperation between Army and civil society with the assistance of Civilians in the Passara area in Baddulla on Sunday (12). Troops renovated the temple at the Viryaura Meditation Center, Passara and built up a stone wall to preserve the temple. Civilians in the area together with several inmates at Baddula prison also joined their hands with troops to make this task a success.